Drug Overdose Homicide

NACDL worked with partners to successfully oppose drug trafficking homicide legislation in Arizona.

Drug Overdose Homicide Resources

In 2022, the Arizona legislature considered HB 2021, which would create the offense of drug trafficking homicide and classify it as a Class 1 felony. The bill reflects a counterproductive effort by a growing number of elected officials, law enforcement agencies, and prosecutors to hold drug distributors criminally responsible for accidental overdose deaths. Fortunately, the bill failed to advance to the House floor. 


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